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Professor Horst Meyer 1926 - 2016

Horst Meyer 2015Johannes Horst Meyer, a highly regarded physicist who taught at Duke for more than 50 years, died on Sunday. He was 90.

Meyer’s positive presence could be felt in all corners of the university, from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens to the laboratories in the physics department. For his numerous contributions to campus research, teaching and culture, he was awarded in 2014 the Duke University Medal, the school’s highest honor for distinguished service.

“A common thread through all was Horst's incredible enthusiasm and joie de vivre,” said Robert P. Behringer, James B. Duke Professor of Physics at Duke and Meyer’s former Ph.D. student. “With his passing, Duke has lost a very special friend and supporter.”

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